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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MSc Occupational Psychology is targeted at high calibre graduates of psychology who are intending to pursue a career in occupational psychology in its various guises and other associated careers.

Our aim is to support each student (under appropriate supervision) to be well prepared to become a practitioner-in-training, prepared to manage the unique challenges and opportunities presented by applying the principles and practice of occupational psychology in work-place settings by:

  • Applying the science of psychology to people at work, using an evidence base for workplace interventions
  • Using a range of tools and techniques to develop organisational effectiveness and job satisfaction for individuals
  • Developing their own reflective practice, using an awareness their own experiences to inform and develop their professional and practice knowledge and skills
  • Preparing for the demands of further training in OP via the BPS Level 2 Qualification ultimately leading to Chartership - we are currently seeking accreditation from the British Psychological Society (BPS).

What you'll study

This course will provide you with the foundations for the next stage of your academic and professional development, and a solid framework for a professional career in Occupational Psychology or allied professions.

You will develop your knowledge of Occupational Psychology theory and practice, and explore ethical, cultural and practical issues associated with psychology in the workplace. As part of the course, you will complete (under supervision) an independent work-related research project.

Assessment methods

During the course, you'll be assessed in a variety of ways including practical and research reports, assessed essays, portfolios, presentations, and a research project.

Your future career

Occupational Psychologists aim to increase the effectiveness of organisations and improve the job satisfaction of individuals. By completing the Course you will have completed the Stage 1 training required by the British Psychological Society to enable you to move on as a Practitioner-in-Training and Stage 2 of the Society’s Qualification in Occupational Psychology.

Throughout the course, you’ll be supported in your development by professional specialists as well as the University’s Employability Teams.

As a graduate of MSc Occupational Psychology you will be well equipped to apply your knowledge and skills to a range of career options. Occupational Psychology is broader in scope and less formalised than many areas of psychology and touches of diverse fields including ergonomics, HR management and consultancy. The knowledge you gain and the skills you learn will enable you to critically appraise organisational practice at all levels and your practical experience will be the foundation for development of core analytical and employability skills such as team-working and effective communication.

Tuition fees

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£ 18,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Nottingham Trent University

  • University League Table

    56th

  • Campus address

    Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FQ, England

With students and staff from over 160 countries, cultural diversity is a key part of the university's identity.
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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    52nd out of 117 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    126 59%

    54th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    48.0 48%

    77th

    27
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.74 75%

    67th

    52

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